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Events > Health Disparities Among Women of Color

Health Disparities Among Women of Color Symposium

Sponsored by:
Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and
The Commonwealth Fund

Women of color in the United States tend to be in poorer health, have less access to health services and suffer disproportionately from premature disability and death than white women. To address these issues, the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health and The Commonwealth Fund hosted the Margaret E. Mahoney Annual Symposium "Health Disparities Among Women of Color" on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, from 8:30am to 4:15pm at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

A webcast of a select portion of the symposium has been made available by kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation. The webcast, transcript, and related resources can be found at http://www.kaisernetwork.org/healthcast/jacobs/16apr02

View the webcast 

Our Summer 2002 In Touch newsletter provides expanded coverage of the symposium

Click here for the press release

Read the background paper Health Disparities Among U.S. Women of Color: An Overview

Charlotte Collins, JD presented the Margaret E.
Mahoney award to former Surgeon General David
Satcher, MD at the Margaret E. Mahoney Health
Disparities Among Women of Color Symposium

"Commonwealth Fund 2001 Health Care Survey"
Speaker:   Karen Scott Collins, MD, MPH, The Commonwealth Fund

 "Health Disparities Among Women of Color:   Findings from the Kaiser Foundation's Women's Health Survey"
Speaker:   Alina Salganicoff, PhD, The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation

"Towards a Systematic Approach to Understanding, and Ultimately Eliminating, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Women's Health"
Speaker:   Carol Rowland Hogue, PhD, MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

"Race, Ethnicity, and Breast Cancer:   Disparities and Victories"
Speaker:   Nina Bickell, MD, MPH, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Respondent:   Harold P. Freeman, MD, National Cancer Institute

"Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Coronary Heart Disease in Women:   Prevention, Treatment, and Needed Interventions"
Speaker:   Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH, Connors Center for WomenÂ’s Health and Gender Biology
Respondent:   George Mensah, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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